WHO: The TEN Tenors
WHAT: Home for the Holidays concert
WHERE: California Center for the Arts, 340 N Escondido Blvd, Escondido, CA 92025
WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30, 2018
The TEN Tenors, one of Australia’s most famous musical exports, are returning to the United States this fall, for a 38-date tour of the Midwest, South, West Coast and Southwest.
Catch them while you can at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30, 2018 at California Center for the Arts, 340 N Escondido Blvd, Escondido, CA 92025. Tickets are $35 to $70. Call (800) 988-4253 for ticket info.
Home for the Holidays song list includes:
All I Want For Christmas Is You
Happy Xmas (War is Over)
Here’s to the Heroes
I Still Call Australia Home
Jersey Boys Medley
Joy to the World
Little Drummer Boy
Never Tear Us Apart
O Holy Night
The Christmas Song
Veni Veni Emmanuel
Repertoire is not in order of performance and is subject to change.
On the first leg of the tour, the vocal group whose voices generate “pure electricity and undeniable drama” according to the Los Angeles Times, will be performing repertoire from their latest album Wish You Were Here.
The TEN Tenors will then switch gears, performing material from their hit album Our Christmas Wish for the second leg of the tour, with a six-night stand at Palm Desert, CA’s McCallum Theatre during the transition.
The TEN Tenors will donate their net proceeds for every copy of Our Christmas Wish sold in the U.S. to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, which is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Their record sales have already raised over $1 million to the organization.
Breaking the top 5 in Billboard’s Classical Albums chart earlier this year, Wish You Were Here consists of material associated with iconic performers who have passed on, including Prince, David Bowie, Michael Hutchence of INXS, John Lennon, Amy Winehouse, Queen’s Freddy Mercury, Roy Orbison and others.
Selections from Our Christmas Wish include traditional standards such as “Joy to the World” and “O Holy Night,” as well as John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s “Happy Xmas (War Is Over),” “Feliz Navidad” by José Feliciano, “White Christmas” by Irving Berlin, and Mariah Carey’s relatively recent contribution to the canon of holiday standards “All I Want For Christmas Is You.”
The TEN Tenors’ tour begins in Wausau, WI at the Grand Theater on October 30. They then head to Iowa, Michigan, Illinois, Nebraska, Minnesota, Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas, followed by California. Once in the Golden State, they will partake in a six-date residency at Palm Desert’s McCallum Theatre (November 20-25). Since their debut at the McCallum in 2011, they hold the record for most consecutive sold out nights, totaling 30 thus far.
After switching into holiday mode, TTT heads to points north and south within the state, followed by Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming, Missouri and Louisiana, concluding with more Texas dates just before Christmas.
Now enjoying their 21st year together, The TEN Tenors playfully blend rock, pop and opera, and are “truly incandescent when performing at the full strength of 10” according to Variety. The New York Times says their “unique mix of the traditional and unconventional offers a fresh and highly-original take on the staid traditions of opera.”
TTT have appeared on The Today Show, Oprah’s Australian Adventure, and Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, among others. More than 90 million people worldwide have attended their live performances, and they have shared the stage with Lionel Richie, Rod Stewart, Andrea Boccelli, Willie Nelson, Alanis Morissette and Christina Aguilera.